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Why isn't the Muppet Show on TV?

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by hellisen, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but the show should be on for people who wouldn't buy the DVD's or can't afford them.

    Like the Fat Albert DVD's! That's the only place I saw them period. I miss that show. I mean, Little Bill is great for litle kids, but it doesn't have the classic wit of the original "You're like a school in summer time... no class!"

    But at least the Muppet Show, Muppet Movies, and Sesame Street stuff are still available on video. Fraggle Rock is no where to befound (unless you want to track them down, and even still they're pretty old) and they never even released Muppets Tonight!
  3. froganus

    froganus New Member

    Because puppets on TV are ancient history, man. Not even kids want to watch them anymore.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Not listening.......
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    ......Still not listening!
  6. sugarbritchez

    sugarbritchez Well-Known Member

    Do you think we could email on of the many stations to see if we could request it be put on the air....maybe with a few hundred folks requesting it....it might do some good....what do you think?

    Also since HBO originally aired Fraggle Rock (so as I remember but could be wrong)....and they have an HBO Family channel...wouldn't that be a perfect start?
  7. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Why isn't the Muppet Show on TV?

    I can think of quite a few people who would disagree with you
  8. Super Scooter

    Super Scooter Well-Known Member

    As do I. And it is possible to create a new fan base, even if there aren't.

    The Muppets have all us devoted old fans, not to mention the fact that IAVMMCM got 11 million viewers! Sure, it's no Friends figure, but it's pretty good.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Scooter, mayheim... don't listen to that blowhard. Remember the guy everyone on the board hated and wanted to be banned? That's him. Ignore his posts, and inner peace will follow.

    He's just a biproduct of too many Reality shows/ ABC Tuesday night sitcoms, and Disney re-education centers.
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Re: Re: Why isn't the Muppet Show on TV?

    Well yeah, when its abomination crap like Greg the Bunny or Crank Yankers.
  11. MuppetVision

    MuppetVision Well-Known Member


    I still call my self a kid (I am one) I'm 15. I love the muppets. I collect a lot of there stuff. But a lot of kids don't really know them that well, I think. They know Rugrats, Sponge Bob, and Pokemon. Muppets might be more well known if it is out there more. Nickolodean should still have it, or like someo one said, TV Land. O, well.
  12. ScottMonster

    ScottMonster Well-Known Member

    This kind of thing has been suggested in the past and I can tell you that campaigns like these are usually a waste of time and effort. While we have no real way of knowing just how large the Muppet fan base is, I think it's pretty safe to assume that we're relatively small, even on a world wide scale. Our numbers just aren't sufficiently large enough to get results that way. Now if say about 10,000 or so people wrote to one of the major networks demanding an old series be brought back... THEN we might stand a good chance of seeing it happen. But even 200 letters/emails are insignificant to a major network that has a viewing audience of several million. AFAIK, the only time a campaign like this was ever successful was during the 80s when rumours of the cancellation of the showCagney & Lacey started circulating, and a massive letter writing campaign in the thousands resulted and thus saved its demise. ( though for how many additional seasons, I don't know) That's the only instance I know of, anyway.
  13. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock Well-Known Member

    Well, we do have a good 10,000...check out BlueFrackle's Online Fraggle DVD Petition. That has yet to succeed in it's goal, and that has near 10,000 signatures.

    I'm thinking more like 30,000 for action on behalf of a major network. And your right Scott, it is really a waste of time at this point. Its up the networks themselves, I guess :(

  14. electricmayhem

    electricmayhem Well-Known Member

    Sooo, if everyone would just write 5 letters each...;)
  15. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Well-Known Member

    Actually, there have been a LOT more instances than this, usually for sci-fi shows. The original Star Trek was the first show to save itself from cancellation due to write-ins from fans. Since then, shows such as Quantum Leap, Sliders and Beauty & the Beast have been saved from cancellation the same way. I'll agree with you that, unfortunately, it's not very effective anymore. Now whenever ANY show gets cancelled, it seems (even the really bad ones), hundreds of people write in to demand that it get put back on the air. Out of necessity, the networks have just started ignoring these things. Unfortunately, that means that good shows will get cancelled for the dumbest reasons, just like the old days, and no matter what steps the fans take, the network is deaf to their pleas (see Farscape example).
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    And yet, NBC will never let A.U.S.A. die..... it's sad really!

    Ooooh! I'm a lawyer, and my roomate's an idiot... HA hah hah.

    And another thing... Grounded for life moved to the WB... Even if the stars of the show died for some reason, they'd come back from the dead to make more episodes..... You can't kill something that is Dead, brain dead that is....

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